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India records 8,865 new Covid-19 cases, lowest in 287 days

16/11/2021 at 2:44 PM

New Delhi, Nov 16: India reported a total of 8,865 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours marking the lowest single-day infection spike in the last 287 days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

With 197 deaths in the last 24 hours, the nationwide death toll currently stood at 4.63 lakh.

According to the Union Health Ministry’s data, the active cases in the country currently stands at 1.30 lakh. Active cases presently constitute less than 0.38 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

India’s recovery rate currently stands at 98.27 percent.

A total of 11,971 people have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the total recovery to 3.38 crore.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be increasing. India has conducted 11.07 lakh tests in last 24 hours.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 112.97 crore. Under the mass vaccination drive, a total of 59.75 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

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